The soulfulness and warmth in Kennedy’s voice take her music even beyond the exquisite writing. She sings with such honesty, which is a quality I hear in artists like Bobbie Gentry, Sinead O’Connor and Patti Smith. While their voices are so different, they all have the ability to make the listener become emotionally invested in such an effortless way.
Maria Doyle Kennedy is one of those artists whose albums are each so unique that they have the ability to transport me back in time with every listen. Whether it be back to my college days, a relationship, or moving to a new city, I am always reminded of where I was in life when I first listened to it.